Yemen - Latest Press Releases

Yemen: Two Yemeni Citizens Released by Houthi-Saleh Coalition After Months of Enforced Disappearance

YEM - News | 01 June 2016

Abdulrahman Saeed Hasan Al Buriahi and Abdjulmajid bin Mahmoud Ali Al HatariOn 26 and 27 May 2016, the Yemeni citizens Abdulrahman Saeed Hasan Al Buriahi and Abdjulmajid bin Mahmoud Ali Al Hatari were released by the Houthi-Saleh Coalition after having been secretly detained for more than five and ten months respectively.

Yemen: Pediatrician Released After 10 Months of Enforced Disappearance at the Hands of the Houthi-Saleh Coalition

YEM - News | 25 May 2016

After 10 months of enforced disappearance, torture and ill-treatment, Dr Abdelkader Al Guneid, a pediatrician and professor at Taiz University, was finally released the by Houthi-Saleh Coalition on 21 May 2016.

Yemen: Release of Human Rights Activist by Houthi-Saleh Coalition after 211 days of Detention

YEM - News | 17 May 2016

After 211 days of detention and torture, the Houthi-Saleh Coalition has finally released Yemeni human rights activist Antar Al Mabarizi. In October 2015, Al Mabarizi, along with 28 other activists and journalists, was arrested at a meeting for the planning of a march requesting authorities to provide the besieged city of Taiz with drinking water.

Yemen: enforced disappearance committed by various parties of the Yemeni conflict

YEM - News | 02 May 2016

On 28 April 2016, Alkarama wrote to the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) regarding the case of two Yemeni citizens, Mujahed Mohamed Ahmed Al Hamdani and Abdulrahman Saeed Hasan Al-Buriahi, who disappeared after their abduction by the Special Security Forces of the military and the Houthi-Saleh Coalition respectively. Although the situation in the country is chaotic, Alkarama still hopes the WGEID will help shed light on their whereabouts by contacting the concerned parties.

Yemen: human rights activist released by the Houthi-Saleh Coalition

YEM - News | 28 April 2016

ID photo of Abdulrab Al-Humaiqani Alkarama welcomes the release, on 20 April 2016, of Abdulrab Ahmed Abdulrab Al Humaiqani, a human rights and political activist who was arrested by the Houthi-Saleh Coalition on 28 August 2015. After being arrested without a warrant nor being presented with the reasons for the arrest, Al Humaiqani was taken to an unknown location, where he was kept without contact with his family until his release.

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Yemen - HR Instruments

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)

ICCPR: Accessed on 09.02.1987
Optional Protocol: No

State report: Due on 30.03.2015 (6th)
Last concluding observations: 23.04.2012

Convention against Torture (CAT)

CAT: Accessed on 05.11.1991
Optional Protocol: No
Art. 20 (Confidential inquiry): Yes
Art. 22 (Individual communications): No

State report: Overdue since 14.05.2014 (3rd)
Last concluding observations: 17.12.2009

International Convention for the Protection of all Persons from Enforced Disappearance (CED)

No

Universal Periodic Review (UPR)

Last review: 01.2014 (2nd cycle)
Next review: -

National Human Rights Institution (NHRI)

No